We are very excited to announce our next event on the 16th of August! A reading and conversation with the ghanaian poet and singer Poetra Asantewa @poetra_asantewa moderated by fantastic @sarahclaire.wray, a poet themself.
The book at the center of this reading is “Woman, Eat Me Whole”, Poetra Asantewas poetry debut collection. This is what the publishing house @eccobooks says about the collection:
“A bold, mesmerizing debut collection exploring womanhood, the body, mental illness, and what it means to move between cultures. Renowned for her storytelling and spoken-word artistry, Ama Asantewa Diaka is also an exultant, fierce, and visceral poet whose work leaves a lasting impact. Touching on themes from perceptions of beauty to the betrayals of the body, from what it means to give consent to how we grapple with demons internal and external, Woman, Eat Me Whole is an entirely fresh and powerful look at womanhood and personhood in a shifting world. Moving between Ghana and the United States, Diaka probes those countries’ ever-changing cultural expectations and norms while investigating the dislocation and fragmentation of a body—and a mind—so often restless or ill at ease. Vivid and bodily while also deeply cerebral, Woman, Eat Me Whole is a searing debut collection from a poet with an inimitable voice and vision. “
The reading will start at 8 pm on Tuesday, the 16th of August, but you can already come in at 7:30 pm. The tickets cost 6 Euros each and you can reserve tickets by writing an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also come by the store to buy a ticket directly. There is also a number of solidarity tickets for free - just write us an email or come by the shop to reserve one.
The reading and conversation will be in English. It will run as a 2g+ event, meaning you need proof of your booster shot or a test from the same day to get in. We are looking forward to seeing you there!